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A path-breaking research is coming up from Jhon Paulson school of engineering, Harvard.

It is all about a tiny lab-made bio-hybrid fish that is mechanically engineered with cardiac stem cells. It can generate enough mechanical force that can transform into a biological organ (or assistance)to the heart. Early lab experiments are exciting. We will soon see a stem cell-enriched bio-fish that will dance to the tunes of the cardiac cycle.

(See the video below) 

Final message

Will it become real? or a just a grandeur thought?

We have just done Xeno heart transplantation and the mechanistic possibility of a fully functional total artificial heart is always there. Now, let us look forward to this bio-hybrid organism*  that will break the ultimate barrier in the biomechanical support for failing hearts.

Reference

*Biohybrid organisms, are devices containing biological components.

KEEL YONG LEE ,SUNG-JIN PARK , DAVID G. MATTHEWS et al  An autonomously swimming biohybrid fish designed with human cardiac biophysics SCIENCE • 10 Feb 2022 • Vol 375Issue 6581 • pp. 639-647 

 

 

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